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ForkLift
ForkLift
4.4

Powerful file manager: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3, and more.

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ForkLift overview

ForkLift is a powerful file manager and ferociously fast FTP client clothed in a clean and versatile UI that offers the combination of absolute simplicity and raw power expected from a well-executed Mac software.

ForkLift will connect to any remote server SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Rackspace CloudFiles, SMB, AFP and NFS shares on your local network,- pretty much anything you can plug into or hook up to a Mac. ForkLift also carries a complete toolbox for managing your files, including Folder Synchronization, Multi-Rename, Archive handling, Application deleter, editing files over remote connections and many more. All these power features are packaged into a Finder-like, dual-pane interface that delivers superior workflow while remaining absolutely familiar to use, along with Quick Look, Spotlight search and all.

Features
  • Completely rewritten entirely in Swift
  • ForkLift Mini
  • Two-way Sync
  • Preview
  • Quick Open
  • Multi Rename
  • Dark Mode
  • Dual Pane split vertically or horizontally
  • Favorite Sync via Dropbox
  • Dropbox Support
  • Transfer bandwidth throttling
  • Tags Support
  • Disklet
  • Sync Browsing
  • Tabs
  • Search by name, extention, kind, tags, or content
  • Quick Select
  • App Deleter
  • Remote Editing
  • Archive Management
  • Keyboard Control
  • Workspaces
  • FXP Copy
  • Tools
  • Git Support
  • Open in Terminal, iTerm, or Hyper
  • Hidden Files
  • Share
  • Possible to set as default file viewer
  • File Compare with FileMerge, Kaleidoscope, Beyond Compare, and Araxis Merge support
  • Multilingual: English, Chinese Simplified, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian

What’s new in version 3.5.7

Updated on Jun 29 2022

New
  • Renaming items on Backblaze B2
  • Moving items on Backblaze B2
  • Displays an error message when a file can’t be updated in the Preview Pane because of missing permissions
  • Added system sound for Empty Trash
Improvements
  • Updated system sounds
Fixes
  • Fixes an issue of the sorting order of the selected items in Icon View that caused problems for example during Multi-Renaming
  • The correct folder size is being displayed after a new folder has been created using the name of a recently deleted folder
  • Pressing the Tab key during renaming doesn’t insert a tab character into the name of the item
  • Selection in the Activities window doesn’t get lost when the item list updates
  • Fixes an issue that could cause a possible data loss when moving items over SFTP into a target location with not enough space
  • Fixes an issue where permissions were lost on Amazon S3 after renaming an item
  • Fixes an issue that caused the missing progress indicator during Search in Icon and Column View
  • Fixes an issue where local shares could appear twice in the sidebar
  • Fixes a possible data loss during remote editing
  • Fixes an issue that caused a possible crash when saving a file while remote editing on Amazon S3
  • Fixes a compatibility issue that could cause operations failing on certain WebDAV servers
  • Numerous minor fixes and improvements
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

50.2 MB

Developer’s website

https://binarynights.com/

Downloads

194401

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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What customer like

Value
Performance
Stability

What needs improvements

User Experience

ForkLift qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.5
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aleksistella
aleksistella
Aug 3 2021
3.5.3
2.0
Aug 3 2021
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
In the last update (version 3.5.3), I developed a badly worsened design of the program. The top of the ToolBar has become narrower, while the left sidebar is still large and luxurious. Here you can see the problem of disharmony, disproportionality of different parts of the program. I suggest that the developer return the previous look, it was harmonious. Developer, please pay attention to Finder in Mac Big Sur, how the top Toolbar panel looks there, it's beautiful there. Do the same and I'll give you 5 stars. So far, only two stars!
Michael Frankel
Michael Frankel
Jul 6 2021
3.5.3
0.0
Jul 6 2021
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
In-App Updater does NOT work (on Mojave).
aleksjunttila
aleksjunttila
May 28 2021
3.5.2
5.0
May 28 2021
5.0
Version: 3.5.2
I use this application for 3 years and I completely satisfied. Universal ForkLift, contains all the necessary features, and it will use very comfortable. It is made with a good taste. Works stable. Updates always come on time and the application always up to date. I hope that the application will continue to be so good and Up to date. Many thanks to the developers for the good product!
Farmerbob
Farmerbob
May 16 2021
3.5.2
4.0
May 16 2021
4.0
Version: 3.5.2
My 2.x version says update to 3.x, which keeps downloading, and the link brought me here. Then all there was is the 4.x version. I have played with Forklift and think it will be the perfect tool that I will need it to clean up a major mess that the newer "Fancified" CarbonCopyCloner made of a transfer to new replacement drives. But I was expecting a reasonable upgrade price to 3.x, but then remembered I paid the One Time Fee for 2.x after I saw that on the 4.x version with no explanation. I went hunting as to what that means and no joy. So until I get clarification, I'll stick with my 2.x version.
Acheteur
Acheteur
Apr 15 2021
3.5.1
1.0
Apr 15 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5.1
With this update 3.5.1, the “Forklift Mini” menu no longer appears in the menu bar: continuous bugs since the previous version 3.5!
Acheteur
Acheteur
Apr 15 2021
3.5
1.0
Apr 15 2021
1.0
Version: 3.5
Do not expect anything from this programmer in order to have his help or his support: he NEVER responds! ...
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Mar 28 2021
3.4.4
3.0
Mar 28 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4.4
Am encountering speed issues, errors etc. Not sure if it related to changes with MacOS or my hosting service.. but I am now back to good old Transmit.. and no such problems. Maybe FL needs an update.. who knows.
locojohn
locojohn
Feb 10 2021
3.4.4
3.0
Feb 10 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4.4
Although, handy for generic tasks, I consider Forklift 3 in multiple ways underdeveloped. For example, dragging and dropping files from Dock or Finder into Favourites, Devices or sub-folders does not work. Folders don't expand on spring-load. View options (e.g sort order) is not saved. Mouse-clicking to rename a file or folder does not always work as expected.
cacs
cacs
Feb 2 2021
3.4.4
2.0
Feb 2 2021
2.0
Version: 3.4.4
It has this "preparing" thing before uploads that makes it really slow (several minutes) compared to free options like Cyberduck and Filezilla. With Cyberduck or Filezilla it takes literally seconds to upload the same files.. I fully removed/reinstalled the app and tried again with same results.. Help from support is non responsive even for paid customers like myself. Too bad!
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
3.4.4
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.4
Using this for years. Consistently very good.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Sep 15 2020
3.4.2
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4.2
I've been using FTP on Mac's for over 20 years and have own and tried many FTP clients. Forklift is the best, bar none in my opinion. It can almost double as the Finder. My favorite features is using Favorites to open to different folders on different volumes and then Syncing them with one click. **LOVE Forklift**
dezomers
dezomers
Sep 1 2020
3.4.2
4.0
Sep 1 2020
4.0
Version: 3.4.2
Awesome productivity tool
Luc-1
Luc-1
Jul 20 2020
3.4
5.0
Jul 20 2020
5.0
Version: 3.4
Was using ParthFinder (PF) for years and move to ForkLift (FL) as PF price sheme changed. After months, I can say it was a great move as FL beat PF on many options. Thank you PF.
macpayne
macpayne
Jun 8 2020
3.3.9
5.0
Jun 8 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3.9
I purchased version 3.0 when trying to find alternative of Transmit 4 that is starting to act weird on my catalina and I'm really impressed with the new Fork Lift improvements. I'm a forklift 2 user but I'm just using it only when I need to rename multiple files lol But now I can see that I will use it often. It replaced about 4+ more apps I usually use, such as for ftp, app uninstaller, folder sync, cloud mounter, quick diff etc. It also will likely will improve some of my workflows
s-akmeryanoglu
s-akmeryanoglu
May 27 2020
3.3.9
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: 3.3.9
Forklift 3.3.9 works great when used locally. But as soon as I work with servers, this program is a disaster. I work in pre-press. The daily work with data archives and therefore also with large archived project folders (image data) are my tasks. Simple things like data search, aliases from the server to local via drag n drop, or even generally opening folders is a pure imposition. Yesterday I tried the latest version of Pathfinder as a comparison. What can I say... Pathfinder performs these tasks with a performance I actually wish for. Too bad, especially Forklift has a very intuitive design and is better in handling. Despite these shortcomings, Forklift has become very dear to my heart over the last few years. All the more I hope that the developer will react very soon concerning the performance. Many thanks in advance.
Mactraveller
Mactraveller
Apr 6 2020
3.3.8
5.0
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3.8
I originally bought ForkLift as an SFTP client to replace my old Transmit 4 after comparing Transmit 5 and ForkLift 3. Now, I use it all the time as a file browser because it's just so practical and convenient. I also appreciate the support. Good job!
edgould1948
edgould1948
Apr 3 2020
3.3.8
3.0
Apr 3 2020
3.0
Version: 3.3.8
To be fair I bought this app just for the ease of use of drag and drop. There may be an easier way to do what I wanted but do not have a mac person just to call up and ask a quick question.
Morlo
Morlo
Feb 21 2020
3.3.8
0.0
Feb 21 2020
0.0
Version: 3.3.8
Hi, does Forklift have segmented downloads?
ghi789
ghi789
Jan 3 2020
3.3.7
2.0
Jan 3 2020
2.0
Version: 3.3.7
This is specifically for Forklift 3 - I used earlier versions of Forklift for years but I really think Forklift 3 kinda sucks in comparison. Sure they added new features, but I really don't find myself using any of them, however where the new version falls down is on basic file copying which seems slower than in previous versions. This is particularly noticeable when moving a file between two machines that are other than your Mac, for example when you connect to two servers via SFTP and move a large file from one to the other. In earlier versions of Forklift it simply copied the file, and as soon as the file started copying you could see the partial file on the destination server if you were in a ssh session. In the new Forklift, for some reason it seems to copy the complete file to the system you are running Forklift on, and only after it has received a full copy does it begin to copy it to the destination machine. If you are watching the progress bar you will see it make two passes rather than one for each file copied, and if you are ssh'ed into the machine you won't even see the destination file appear until Forklift is on its second pass. So it takes as much as twice as long (depending on the speed of the connections) as in the earlier versions! Also I knocked off one additional star for design and usability - first of all they removed the window at the top where you could always see the progress of a file transfer at a glance; now you have to click a button to see it. And also they changed to a fugly icon that's probably great on a phone or tablet but looks very out of place on a desktop system. I thought I'd get over those things in time but I really haven't. Even so I could forgive those things, but when one of the main reasons people use something like Forklift is to copy files, causing it to copy files slower makes no sense at all.
Aargl
Aargl
Nov 17 2019
3.3.7
4.0
Nov 17 2019
4.0
Version: 3.3.7
A few years ago, I got severely "burnt" after my first trial of Forklift, when it totally deleted my local folder and I had to spend days to recover most of what was lost... By that time it was defaulting from right to left when nearly every other competitor (including Transmit, where I came from) did the other way. Luckily they changed it sometime since then and my new trial is a lot more positive — though I'm still careful. ;-) I'm actually fed up about all the connection issues in Transmit, so my first impression of Forklift is quite a sense of relief: it gives a feeling of fluidity, the servers connect in a blink — actually, it looks like the FTP connection I use is immediately available when I launch Forklift! I still have occasional connection issues but I guess it's more of the server's fault and it's far better than with Transmit, anyway. Only disappointment, though, is that the sync feature won't keep the settings you've last used, so every time, you have to set them up again. One great improvement would be to have user programmable presets of how you sync (left>right or right>left, by date or by size, hidden files on or off, etc.)
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